… A lot of times when gutter installation companies are called to install gutter – they are also called to replace rafter tails. Rafter tails – once left to rot and erode – can lead to gutters becoming loose – and eventually failing. Fortunately there is an easy solution: asking your gutter installation company to diagnose and estimate how much it may cost to have your rafter tails replaced.
The process in replacing rafter tails is fairly straightforward. More often than not the installer will cut the damaged section of rafter tail to expose only the good wood. Sometimes – a waterproof sealant, primer, paint is added to the cut ends. Then a replacement piece of wood is attached to the cut end – using glue, nails, screws, and sometimes wooden plugs. Then the seams are sometimes coated with an exterior-grade waterproof filler, then primes and painted. Of course – gutter installation companies often use pre-treated, pressure tested, primed and painted wood rafter tails – making the installation process more efficient.
Before you have your rapter tails replaced – it is recommended that you hire the right gutter installation company for your needs. Always make sure you ask if the company has membership with the Better Business Bureau – ensuring you fair arbitration in the event of a problem. Request a WCB clearance letter – which will prove that the company has paid their WCBC dues in time – and in full. And lastly – do ask if your gutter installation company carries commercial liability insurance – that means you will not be held responsible if they damage your property or your neighbor’s property when they install your gutters.
Do yourself a favor – contact Dynamic Gutters & Exteriors Ltd. today for your free, no-obligation quote to have your gutters, downpipes, and rafter tails replaced today.